Koji Ryui

Koji Ryui

Koji Ryui makes sculptures and installations that explore the delicate space between formal reality and human perception. Through subtle and often subversive interventions, commonplace materials are transformed, repurposed for alternative narratives and constructions. Observing the inherent histories and possibilties of disparate objects, Ryui establishes dialectical propositions that problematises our personal and collective narratives in search of the essence of things and their meanings. In Ryui’s hands, what we conceive of as knowledge is not xed, but slippery, temporal, and personal; an ever-evolving interpretation.

Ryui has exhibited in major exhibitions internationally including the 10th Asia Pacific Triennale at GOMA, Brisbane, 2021; the 2019 iteration of The National: The New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW; the 21st Biennale of Sydney 2018 Superposition: Equillibrium and Engagement, curated by Mami Kataoka; the 10th Mildura Palimpsest Biennale 2015 Unmapping the end of the world; and Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt at Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.

He has also shown in a range of reputable institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney; the MORI Museum, Tokyo; Artspace, Sydney; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; and PICA, Perth. Ryui's work is held in public and private collections including the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 

Selected works